The Enigma Always by Charles V Breakfield, Roxanne E Burkey
Narrator: Derek Shoales
Series: The Enigma Series #6
Published by Self Published / Indie on 17 August 2018
Length: 12 hours 17 minutes
Source: Author, Submitted
The R-Group is called in by a US agency to find Dr. Pekoni, as he is suspected of trying to finalize a project after funding was revoked. Quip and EZ, supported by Julie and Juan’s fledgling CATS team, are thrust into the forefront of the cyber wars, battling against an evil force seeking to harness supercomputer technology to re-engineer humans at the cellular level. Does the team have the skills needed for this assignment?
Dr. Xavier Pekoni, a rich, evil genius, has barbaric intentions regarding his fountain of youth project. Using nanotechnology and DNA mapping, along with unwilling test subjects, Pekoni is close to reaching his goal of extending human life tenfold. What can stop him from altering human evolution? Where and what are the missing pieces for him to complete his scheme?
The personal demons of Petra and Jacob prevent them from joining the hunt for Pekoni. When Jacob tries to distance himself from the R-Group, he becomes entangled with Zara, the villainous femme-fatale leader of the Russian Dteam. After the seductive Zara steals five million euros in diamonds from a chairman who must not be named, she tries to hide in New York City, where she learns something unexpected.
Meanwhile, Buzz resurfaces to try to restart his life. Will these returning cyber-thugs succeed in their brand of technology domination, or can they be stopped?
R-Group and the CATS team must use the full range of their skills and techno savvy to find Pekoni and put a stop to him from becoming the thousand-year ruler.
The award-winning authors of the Enigma series, Breakfield and Burkey, take listeners on an accelerated adventure with old and new characters to tell the tale of human DNA changes gone wrong in audiobook six, The Enigma Always.
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The R-Group faces their most complicated job yet. They must locate a Dr. Pekoni whose work focuses on expanding the life of humans via their DNA. His unethical use of a supercomputer and ultimate goals force the R-Group to step in and wage cyberwar against Pekoni. Petra and Jacob are still coming to terms with their previous mission and subsequent separation.
The bonds of friendship, love, and family are even stronger in this novel forcing some to step out of their comfort level to face their fears and defeat the evil doers. There are several storylines going at the same time yet they all intertwine in a meticulously and deviously planned way.
Charles Breakfield and Roxanne Burkey continue their riveting Enigma series with this latest novel. As usual, they have their listeners on the edge of their seats as they await each outcome. Breakfield and Burkey methodically take the listener through every emotion while also challenging the listener to consider the ethical questions these books bring to light without having to ask them … in this book, is a fountain of youth that allows humans up to 1,000 years of life ethical, problematic, how would it affect the world overall and what other sort of problems would this promote?
Breakfield and Burkey continue to develop their characters putting them through some problems normal people go through – such as self-doubt, misunderstandings, love, fear and more while also struggling to do their job.
Derek Shoales as the narrator of this series is awesome! I love listening to him, he moves the story along with his interpretation of what he thinks each character sounds like as well as injecting the appropriate emotions into the story. To me, these three people have made the Enigma Series number 1 in my mind! I can say without a doubt, this is a series that has it all … intrigue, mystery, romance, and danger!
There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook. Everything was clear and paced appropriately.